Manchester Geological Association
Newsletter - September 2010A PDF version (2.6MB) of this newsletter is available for download.
After a super summer in the field, (thanks Jane) autumn has arrived and our lecture programme is about to 'kick off' in style on October 13th with lecture on Meteorites by Professor Jamie Gilmour. This will be preceded by our annual Conversazione with wine and nibbles at 6.00 pm. We expect a big turnout for the Broadhurst lectures on November 13th, so you will need to book a place with Jim Spencer beforehand, ring him on 0161 434 7977 or email him in plenty of time. Please be aware of the various start times this season.
From time to time we appeal for members to join and work with the Council to ensure the continued smooth running of the Association. There will be some changes next year so we are looking for members to volunteer as ordinary Council members now and others to help with a refreshment rota. Please speak to any council member if you can offer the MGA a little of your time.
Those of you who get this newsletter by post will be aware of the different format. Maureen Abrahams and Marjorie Mosley have kindly taken over the printing and distribution of the paper copies of the newsletter, and although the new printer prefers this layout, and I have to work in multiples of 4, it's cheaper! Enclosed is your copy of the North West Geologist, our 'house' magazine.. Enjoy! Emailers will receive their NWG very shortly.
There are lots of field reports this time and more to follow in the December newsletter. My thanks to all contributors, do keep them coming, but PLEASE send photos separately and individually, it takes a while to unpick them from Word documents to go into Publisher. Remember, you can have your newsletter by email in full colour, just let me or Fred Owen know.
With very best wishes to all
MGA newsletter editor
Llangollen - Sunday 23 May 2010. Field Excursion Report
Peter del Strother has written a field trip report.
Field Trip to Park Bridge
Linda Jones has written a field trip report.
Behind the Scenes in Several Museums - Even More Amazing Fossils
Mary Howie has written a trip report (to be added)